Tag: "economic" at medical news
Spacers have advantages over nebulizers for childhood asthma
...patient preference, practice situations and formal economic
Survivors of childhood cancer face unemployment hardship
...s." Interventions, they argue, "could mitigate the economic
impact of surviving cancer and improve the quality of life of survivors."...
Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda
...continually unstable, they found that, "stability, economic
growth, and even political transparency are not in...y to grow in coming years." Fourth, political and economic
growth do not always automatically improve child nutrition. According to the authors, "wealth creati...
National UK heart disease prevention threshold 'cheapest but least effective'
...ith drugs raises philosophical, psychological, and economic
considerations," they comment. More effective national policies on nutrition to reduce reliance on statins should also be considered, they suggest, highlighting a "lack of resolve in tackling Britain's unhealthy diet," which has led to one in three ...
Funding and bureaucracy, not access to journals, are chief obstacles to scientific productivity
...enecks, we can ensure the future of scientific and economic
progress." This study was conducted by CIBER in 2005. It utilized one-to-one interviews to find out what researchers thought were the main issues affecting their productivity. This, together with an analysis of the peer-reviewed literature enabled t...
New guidelines offer power to prevent stroke
...ains a major public health problem. Its human and economic
toll is staggering," said Larry B. Goldstein, M.D., the guidelines' lead author and chair of the association's Stroke Council. The estimated direct and indirect cost of stroke in 2006 is $57.9 billion. "Stroke can be prevented and we are learning mor...
Neurobiology of dread gives scientists clues about human decision making
...in which neuroscience methods are being applied to economic
questions. "Most people don't like waiting for a...ing. It is a commonplace experience, but standard economic
models of decision-making don't deal with this issue. So, we decided to take a biological approach ...
Urgent action required to tackle escalating road-traffic crashes worldwide
...of road-traffic injury -- in terms of societal and economic
costs -- is rising substantially. A global commitment to implement the recommendations of the 2004 world report, and address the disparities evident in low-income and middle-income countries, is essential. This will only be possible with the concerte...
'Puppy fat' is a myth which puts children's health at risk
...eight levels. The findings were less clear cut for economic
status. 35% of the most deprived girls were overw... obese compared with 28% of other girls, but other economic
categories showed less consistency. "Children who are obese when they enter secondary school will ve...
World-leading microscope shows more detail than ever
... science. This research forms the basis for future economic
development in the UK and improvements for everyone's health, lifestyle and culture. EPSRC also actively promotes public awareness of science and engineering. EPSRC works alongside other Research Councils with responsibility for other areas of resear...
Cure for cancer worth $50 trillion
..., reductions in mortality from 1970 to 2000 had an economic
value to the U.S. population of $3.2 trillion per year....
OHSU joins the NIH in obtaining a 'two-of-a-kind' MRI magnet
...ic-private partnership to increase the health and economic
benefits of OHSU research for all Oregonians. The 12T instrument with a magnetic field 120,000 times stronger than that of the Earth was purchased with assistance from a $1.75 million grant provided by the W. M. Keck Foundation. This is the third ...
Education level linked with presence of coronary artery calcium deposits
...y early in life are required to address social and economic
disparities in health. In addition, integrated prevention and intervention strategies effective for less educated persons are also needed," they conclude....
Level of education completed linked with coronary artery calcium deposits
...y early in life are required to address social and economic
disparities in health. In addition, integrated prevention and intervention strategies effective for less educated persons are also needed," Yan and colleagues concluded....
Statewide study reveals new data on risks and consequences of seatbelt non-use
..., higher ED bills were just the start, in terms of economic
and personal costs. Unbelted survivors were more than twice as likely to be admitted to the hospital, and one and a half to nearly four times more likely to suffer moderate to severe injuries to the head, face, thorax, abdomen, spine and upper and l...
Industry welcomes massive Victorian investment in medical research
...en science and business if we are going to see the economic
benefits. It's about breaking down the cultural ba... to day business of science. Then we will see real economic
growth in Victoria as a result of these investments." Some of the steps that could be taken include:...
Novel and pioneering research offers hope for cardiovascular disease
...on, research and development for the wellbeing and economic
benefit of all Australians. GlaxoSmithKline invested $32 million in research and development in Australia in 2005 and is in the Top 10 R&D companies in Australia. "Developing Australia's knowledge base and supporting scientists like Professor Khachig...
UPMC joins Italian government to create $398 million biomedical research center in Sicily
... improving the health of its citizens and sparking economic
development throughout the region. "We have final...sin," said Gianfranco Miccich, deputy minister for economic
affairs and finance for Southern Italy, at a press conference today in Rome. For their part, UPMC an...
Watch not, want not? Packard/Stanford study links kids' TV time and consumerism
...clude, "regardless of a child's gender, ethnicity, economic
standing or language." Chamberlain and other researchers are particularly concerned about the fact that kid-targeted advertising frequently promotes high-calorie, nutritionally poor choices. Legislators interested in obesity prevention in children wo...
5 finalists compete for Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research
...Travelocity's transition to travel retailer and an economic
turnaround. In 2002, a changing business and competitive landscape forced online travel agency Travelocity to shift its current business model due to losses in both revenue and market share. In order to thrive in a new business environment and regai...
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